|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Engineering|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||20 May 2022|
The construction sector is a major part of the civil engineering, mining engineering and building industries. Construction projects range in size from the small (such as the construction of a swimming pool or a subdivision cul-de-sac) to the very large (such as the construction of a hydroelectric power scheme, a freeway system or a mine). However, all projects share the common factors of utilising workers, machines and materials, and of requiring organisation and control. The graduate civil or mining engineer must, therefore, be familiar with the range of construction equipment and techniques in common use, and must be able to plan and direct construction works. The course covers the areas of construction techniques, construction management and construction materials, with particular focus on concrete technology.